Judges Council Meeting – “You be the Judge”

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Judges Council Meeting – “You be the Judge”

September 18, 2018 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All Judges Council meetings are restricted to members of the Connecticut Judges Council.

You be the Judge!

o   An interactive session on improving written comments for design when judging.   This will provide practice for the Symposium exam as well as the State Flower Show.

o   Extended Discussion of the Designs in preparation for the Symposium exam and for those creating designs.

o   Introduction to exhibiting Botanical Horticulture



General Rules: All cut specimens are single stems shown in clear glass bottle/container provided by exhibitor; wedging is permitted. Fruits and Vegetables will be exhibited on white paper plates provided by committee. Horticulture Division Arboreal exhibits must be 30″ or less; Botanical Arts Division Horticulture Arboreal exhibits may be up to up 36″. Entries must be properly identified and italicized or underlined. Classification will subdivide.

Division I Horticulture

Section A  Cut Stem Flowering

Section B  Cut Stem Foliage

Section C Fruits and Vegetables

Section D Any Other Named Exhibit (Including Arboreal up to 30″ and container grown plants)

Division III Botanical Arts

Section A Horticulture

Class 1 Deciduous Branches exhibiting Berries – up to 36″

Class 2 Branches exhibiting Fall Color – up to 36″

Horticulture Judges:  Sylvia Abbot, Jan Cernoch, Margaret Colby


Design:  In preparation for the Symposium, there will be two design types for the September meeting, three exhibits each; and two panels of judges.

 1. Mont St. Michel (France) A Grouped Mass design on a black pedestal 18 inches square and 42 inches tall. Eligible for Designer’s Choice Award. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont Saint-Michel

Designers: Cheryl Cappiali, Jerre Dawson, Kris Urbanik

Design Judges: Maria Nahom, Pat Dray, Sharon Bender

 2. Coco Chanel A Featured Plant Material design on a black pedestal 18 inches square and 42 inches tall.  Eligible for Designer’s Choice Award. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Chanel

Designers: Alison Feaster, Jessica Fischer, Leslie Martino

Design Judges:  Cindy Marien, Carol Martens, Cathy Ritch



September 18, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CAES/Jones Auditorium
123 Huntington Street
New Haven, CT 06040 United States
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